The camp program was originally designed by Ekaterina Taralova
(Computer Vision Group) in collaboration with
Chavarria (College of Education) and Dr. Kobus Barnard (Computer Vision Group) in 2008.
Both camps relied heavily on collaboration with a number of groups at the
University of Arizona. More about these groups and their contributions to
the success of the camp can be found by following this
The first camp
(June 1 - 5, 2009) was lead by Ranjini Swaminathan , and executed with the excellent team of the mentors from the computer vision group - Danny Mathis, Scott Kent, Yekaterina Kharitonova, Adam McFarlin, Mike Thompson, Johnson Truong, and an incomming freshman Kristofer Christakos.
The second camp
(June 8 - 12, 2009) was lead by
Ranjini Swaminathan (Computer Vision Group),
with volunteers Danny Mathis, Scott Kent, Yekaterina Kharitonova, Mike Thompson, and Johnson Truong. With the help of those involved with the
Saguaro Girls Scouts, including
Michelle Higgins, Lydia Gonzales, and Edith Rodriguez.
In both camps,
computer science student PHD student, Joseph Schlecht discussed
computational modeling with the campers, and EEB Postdoctoral scholar Dr. David Hearn ran
excellent hands-on sessions about plants and why scientists study plant
The camp was made possible with the enormous help of the Computer Science
Administrative Services group,
Laboratory Staff and
the Academic Services group .